Youth Services Roundup 3/2/20



Last chance to sign up for Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading @ Your Library! The workshop will be held at NCLS in Watertown from 10am-3pm, with videoconferencing available at Potsdam and Oswego. We'll be taking a deep dive into what goes into a successful summer reading program - from planning engaging, collaborative programs to making sure people know about them. We'll also explore how to best use the CSLP theme - Imagine Your Story - in your programming, from low-cost crafts to highlighting your fairy tale collection. Most importantly, we'll have time for you to share your own experiences about what has worked for you and what hasn't, lessons learned, and new ideas to try. Sign up today!


From Youth Services Shout-Out: "The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, dedicated to supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries across the country, is encouraging qualifying educators to apply for an Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant now! Applications are being accepted and the deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020." For more information, and to apply, visit Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants.


The Jefferson-Lewis BOCES School Library System has created a shared document for libraries planning author visits. Librarians (all types) are welcome to add their author visits to this document so that they can potentially share travel expenses with other libraries.  This would also allow libraries who are looking to bring in an author see who is already going to be in the area.  Please share as appropriate. Any questions can be directed to Meghan Gartland at Jeff-Lewis BOCES.


Just had to share some press about the newly automated, newly renovated East Hounsfield Free Library from their grand re-opening over the weekend. Here's the WWNY story, and I also got some snaps on my phone. (Mad style points for so many face-out picture books!)


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